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Poppy's Story

My name is Helen and my husband’s name is Peter and together we live near Holmfirth, in the heart of wool country at Swallows Nest Farm, the home of Poppy’s our wool and gift shop. 

We share our small holding with a number of furry friends, including four Herdy sheep, our horse Joe, two naughty mini Shetland ponies, Warrier and Xavier, an AGA loving cat William and a bouncy sprollie dog called Poppy after whom our business is named.

All of my life I have dreamt of owning a wool shop after being taught to knit by my little Gran as a child.

Growing up I would knit around the campfire at Scout Camp and more recently I discovered crocheting, a fantastic way to unwind, and very easy to pack a small project bag in a corner of my suitcase for my frequent business trips around the UK and Europe.

Crocheting blankets and presents for others is now my relaxation, I am less stressed than I have been in years and feel more connected to the world out there.

We have converted a barn attached to the house into a studio where we can display all of our Wool and Gifts, and with its wood burning stove and nearby kitchen is an ideal base for our craft workshops too.

We look forward to sharing our journey with you all, follow our social media activity by simply clicking on the appropriate sheep at the bottom of our website or using the links below.

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